Work better, together.
Get organized and stay that way with Basecamp projects.
With Basecamp, you break up your work into separate projects. Each project contains everything related to the work at hand; all the people involved, every discussion, every document, file, task, important date, etc. Everything!
How it's better: unlike email where everything starts disorganized and you have to constantly manage the chaos, Basecamp projects keep everything organized by default. Things are always where you expect, and it's obvious where to put stuff.
Inside every project; all the tools teams need to get work done.
Every project includes the tools all teams need to work together; message boards, to-dos, schedules, docs, file storage, real-time group chat, and automatic check-in questions. You can rename them, turn off the ones you don’t need, or integrate with third-party tools like time trackers to tailor things to the project at hand.
How it's better: spreading work across a bunch of apps is inefficient at best; total chaos at worst. Things slip through the cracks, it’s hard to see the big picture, it’s expensive, onboarding your team is a pain, etc. Basecamp eliminates all of those issues by combining everything you need in one place. It’s “easy mode” for work.
Work-life balance just got real.
When people post messages in the projects you’re on, assign you tasks, etc. notifications pop up in Basecamp’s Hey! menu (or email, if you like). Need to focus? Pause notifications with a click and stay in the zone. Want to keep work at work? Set your work hours to hold notifications until you’re back on the clock.
How it’s better: a constant barrage of notifications from a half dozen apps steals your attention and lets work intrude on personal time. By centralizing your notifications, Basecamp makes it easy to keep on top of things and minimize interruptions.
Keep everyone in the loop without all the meetings.
An essential part of every project is keeping people informed so that nothing falls through the cracks and everyone knows what to do. Basecamp makes it easy to see the big picture and the nitty gritty. Whether you’re a CEO, a project manager, or an individual contributor, Basecamp has you covered.
How it’s better: most teams spend too much time and money on status meetings and daily standups. Basecamp gives you the tools to keep everyone in the loop without meetings, freeing up time for productive work that moves projects forward.
Keep projects on track with Hill Charts — a Basecamp exclusive.
“4 out of 5 tasks completed” doesn’t tell you if things are on track. That last to-do could be a monster that derails your entire project. Enter Basecamp’s Hill Charts. They work alongside to-dos to show you exactly where projects really stand.
How it’s better: Gantt charts are guesses that don’t match reality. Counting open to-do’s won’t tell you if people are stuck. Hill Charts give you the missing context that lets you spot problems and course correct before blowing deadlines.
The only tool you need to run your entire business.
Basecamp isn’t just for managing projects — it’s great for running your business too. Use the dedicated Company HQ to make announcements, store employee docs, or socialize around the Campfire. Team spaces give people a way to collaborate on everything that falls outside of project work.
How it's better: By combining your company’s communication and project work in one place, Basecamp lets your entire team rally around a single app for day to day work. One tool to learn. One place to check for notifications. No more constant switching between group chat and your project management app.
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